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Joe Adams
Associate Vice President
140 University Service Center
email ♦ (740) 593-1667

Risk Management and Safety combines the dedicated technical and professional staff in the departments of Emergency Programs, Environmental Health & Safety, Laboratory & Radiation Safety, and Risk Management & Insurance.

Our mission is to assure, as much as possible, the protection of the University’s assets from unnecessary harm or unwanted risk to ensure Ohio can pursue and achieve its vision and goals.

Achieving this mission requires broad cooperative effort with all University stakeholders.

Challenges arise because people perceive or assess risks in different ways at different times. Everyone must always realize that risk management and safety are responsibilities we all share.

For these reasons, Risk Management and Safety maintains its focus on issues of fact, creates constructive relationships, continuously undertakes improvement initiatives, and leads by example. This is our commitment.

We are your internal consultant in all matters of Risk Management and Safety, and as such, we look forward to serving your Risk Management and Safety needs.

You may reach Risk Management and Safety by calling 740-593-1666.

The Division of Risk Management and Safety reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Risk Management and Safety is located at 142 University Service Center, 49 Factory Street, Athens, Ohio 45701.

Have a safe day!


Ohio University Insurance Guidlines:
Ohio University's Insurance Guidlines have been updated, and can be viewed here.

November Safe-T-Gram:
The November issue of Safe-T-Gram is now available. It features a staff spotlight on Chad Keller, Environment Health Coordinator, and holiday & party food safety tips. It can be viewed at the following link (PDF).

Fall Campus Connection Newsletter:
The fall Campus Connection newsletter is now available at the following link (PDF).

Risky Business Week 2014
It's that time again! The flyer for this year's Risky Business Week, November 3-7, is now available. There you can pre-register and view a schedule of events. Click the following link to view (PDF).

October Safe-T-Gram:
In our continuing effort to make OHIO a safe and environmentally friendly place to work, the October issue of Safe-T-Gram is now available. It features a staff spotlight on Jill Harris, Emergency Programs Manager, and safety tips on Halloween in Athens. It can be viewed at the following link (PDF).